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May 26, 2016 - 2:59pm
6 min 20 sec ago

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Pitcher Julio Urias is set to make his highly anticipated major league debut for the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday night in New York against the Mets.

The 19-year-old left-hander is 4-1 with a 1.10 ERA at Triple-A Oklahoma City, where he has a 27-inning scoreless streak and 44 strikeouts in 41 innings.

The team announced Thursday that Urias (OO-ree-ahs) will replace lefty Alex Wood, who was scratched with left triceps soreness....

May 26, 2016 - 2:50pm
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CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson has added former Valparaiso forward David Skara to its roster.

Tigers coach Brad Brownell announced the signing on Thursday. Skara, a 6-foot-8 sophomore, played the past two seasons at Valparaiso. He will have two years of eligibility at Clemson after sitting out next season due to NCAA transfer rules.

Skara played in 63 games for the Crusaders over the past two seasons, averaging 6.5 points last season....

May 26, 2016 - 2:43pm
6 min 20 sec ago

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Chase Pinder's sacrifice fly in the top of the ninth scored the go-ahead run and lifted Clemson past Virginia 5-4 on Thursday at the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament.

Mike Triller hit a two-run home run to help the sixth-seeded Tigers (39-18) begin pool play with a victory.

Daniel Pinero and Matt Thaiss homered for the third-seeded Cavaliers (36-19), with Thaiss' solo shot in the eighth tying it at 4.


May 26, 2016 - 2:40pm
6 min 20 sec ago

A person with knowledge of the negotiations says Miami Heat assistant David Fizdale has accepted the Memphis Grizzlies' offer to be their new head coach.

The person says Fizdale as accepted the offer after he met with Grizzlies controlling owner Robert Pera on Wednesday in California. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the Grizzlies have not commented on the negotiations.

Yahoo! Sports first reported Fizdale...

May 26, 2016 - 2:33pm
6 min 20 sec ago

HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — Brigham Hill allowed only one unearned run in seven innings and Texas A&M beat South Carolina 4-1 Thursday in the Southeastern Conference tournament.

The Aggies (42-14) will face the Vanderbilt-Mississippi loser on Friday. The Gamecocks (42-15), losers of eight straight SEC tournament games, await their NCAA regional fate.

Hill (8-1) struck out eight batters while allowing five hits and three walks.


May 26, 2016 - 2:25pm
6 min 21 sec ago

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR will make more aerodynamic changes to promote improved competition at upcoming races at Michigan and Kentucky.

The changes to the rear spoiler, front splitter and rear deck fin will help NASCAR continue to reduce downforce and sideforce as it attempts to put the handling of the cars back in the hands of the drivers.

NASCAR has been tweaking the package at the request of the drivers, who overwhelmingly favor less...

May 26, 2016 - 2:11pm
6 min 20 sec ago

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — The Baltimore Ravens have forfeited one week of offseason practices for violating the labor agreement on such workouts.

The NFL also fined the team an undisclosed amount Thursday.

When the Ravens had rookies and first-year players don pads at a minicamp, it was a violation of the CBA rules. The team acknowledged that on Thursday, saying: "We made a mistake and we are sorry for that. We accept the NFL discipline."...

May 26, 2016 - 2:10pm
6 min 20 sec ago

CHICAGO (AP) — The U.S. women's national team will play South Africa on July 9 in Chicago in the first of two send-off matches before the Rio Olympics.

The second match has not yet been announced.

The U.S. and South Africa are in the field for the Olympic tournament in August. July's game will be the first meeting between the two.

Coming off a win in the Women's World Cup last summer, the U.S. team is seeking its fourth straight...

May 26, 2016 - 2:02pm
6 min 20 sec ago

OLEAN, N.Y. (AP) — St. Bonaventure has hired Bowling Green assistant Jesse Fleming to coach its women's basketball team.

It's a homecoming for Fleming, who is a St. Bonaventure graduate and spent 11 seasons working his way up from being the Bonnies team manager to eventual assistant coach. He has spent the past four seasons at Bowling Green, where he served as associate head coach under Jennifer Roos.

He replaces his mentor, Jim Crowley, who left St...

May 26, 2016 - 2:00pm
6 min 20 sec ago

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Manchester United is not commenting on a report that Jose Mourinho has signed a contract to become the club's new manager.

British broadcaster Sky Sports said Thursday that Mourinho has been appointed by United. The club hasn't announced the deal.

Former United defender Rio Ferdinand posted on Facebook his "congratulations to Jose on being announced manager of the biggest club in the world!"

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